Wednesday, November 24, 2010

On November 24

On this day in ...
... 1950 (60 years ago today), Guys and Dolls, a musical based on Damon Runyon's short story of an improbable romance between Sky Masterson, a New York gambler, and Sarah Brown, head of a Salvation Army mission, made its Broadway début at the 46th Street Theater. "[M]iraculously able to mock the desperate denizens of Dream Street and celebrate them at the same time," the show, which featured a rendezvous in Havana and songs like "Luck Be a Lady," ran for 1,200 performances and within 5 years was made into a film starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Jean Simmons.

(Prior November 24 posts are here, here, and here.)

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